Although Marc Bolan is rarely cited as an influence today, it's difficult to imagine what the White Stripes, Devendra Banhart - or modern rock - would sound like without him. The concert film Born To Boogie, brilliantly restored here as a two-DVD set, splendidly captures that brief period in the early 70s when Bolan was bigger than the Beatles. It's only fitting that aspiring filmmaker Ringo Starr, flush with Apple money, should be the one shooting the frenzied scene at the triumphant T.Rex shows at Wembley's Empire Pool with five colour cameras and Tony Visconti overseeing the 16-track (!) live recording: Jeepster, Hot Love, Telegram Sam, Spaceball Ricochet, Get It On, etc. The peak of T.Rextacy.
Along with the surrealistically tweaked Born To Boogie film, in which the live concert footage is cut with the Fellini-esque hijinks of Bolan, Starr and Elton John, you get both Wembley shows, complete with screaming fans, and two making-of docs with insightful commentary by Visconti, outtakes and interviews with just about everyone involved except, oddly enough, Starr. Essential viewing for rock stars and the people who love them.